The skin underneath the eyes is prone to several types of eye problems. The thin and sensitive skin is easily irritated or even damaged. The eyes are one of the main focal points on a woman’s face, and when the skin surrounding the eyes is damaged, a woman’s entire appearance can suffer.
Appearance is not the only thing affected by skin problems under the eyes, it could also be a sign that something else may be wrong. Knowing the different types of skin problems can help a woman decide which treatment would work best for her.
Poor Skin Tone
Poor skin tone underneath the eyes or dark circles can be caused by a variety of factors. In some women, the dark circles can be hereditary and surgical procedures may be required. For other women, the dark circles are caused by a variety of different factors including,
- Poor diet
- Lack of sleep
The dark circles may be caused from a layer of dead skin cells that can build up over time, tips for dull skin. Gentle, cleansing creams can help to scrub away the dull surface layer of the skin. Adding vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and iron to the diet can help to treat dark under circles.
Under Eye Bags
Another common under eye skin problem for women are the under eye bags that can sometimes appear, normally in the morning. The swelling is caused by fluid retention in the skin underneath the eyes, and is usually caused by stress or lack of sleep. Certain allergies and even colds can also cause under eye puffiness. To help treat this problem, placing a cool cloth over the eyes will normally reduce the swelling. Chilled tea bags and cucumber slices are also popular remedies for under eye bags.
Dry, flaky skin underneath the eyes can be a painful skin problem. The skin underneath the eye is thin and delicate, and is not able to hydrate itself like the rest of the facial area. Without added moisturizer, the skin can become dry, cracked, and begin to flake. Fine lines and wrinkles are also more likely to appear or become more noticeable. Eye creams and serums are gentle enough to use safely on the delicate under eye skin. Almond oil, and honey can also be used to help keep this delicate area safely moisturized.
Small Bumps Underneath the Eye
As women age, small growths can begin to appear beneath the eye, and occasionally on the upper eyelid. The benign growths are normally a collection of sweat glands that have accumulated over time. While they tend to grow slowly, many women find that these small bumps look unappealing. Removal of these bumps requires either a chemical peel, laser removal, or electric cautery. Unfortunately, the small bumps normally return and the surgical procedure will need to be repeated.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles may be the most common under eye skin problem. The causes for the skin problem can range from the natural aging process, to poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle. Exposure to sun light and harsh elements can also cause fine lines and wrinkles to appear. Adding fresh fruits and vegetables to the diet can help improve skin tone, and help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Moisturizers, and eye creams can help add collagen and hydrate the delicate under eye skin.
Skin problems under the eyes are common in many women, but they can be treated if not cured. A healthy lifestyle plays a large role in the overall health of the under eye skin.